Chief Operating Officer
Hooray Puree, Inc.
Nancy Chagares is the current Chief Operating Officer for Hooray Puree, Inc.
She was previously the Senior Vice President of Fresh Foods for Bi-Lo Holdings, LLC, parent company of BI-LO, Winn Dixie. and Harvey's retail stores.
is the nation's ninth-largest grocery retailer with almost 800 stores and nearly 70,000 employees throughout the Southeastern U.S.
The company is based in Jacksonville, Fla.
was Vice President of Fresh Foods at Jewel-Osco
in 2002 and in 2006 assumed the role of Senior Vice President of Merchandising and Marketing, maintaining that role through the Supervalu acquisition until 2011.
Chagares began her career in 1978 with Jewel-Osco in Chicago as a bakery clerk.
Other early assignments include inventory buyer, bakery operations product manager, grocery buyer and merchandiser, merchandising manager and Vice President of Fresh Foods
In 1998, she was named Vice President of Food Service strategy for American Stores Co.
Subsequent assignments included fresh and center store merchandising, operations, marketing and sales.
She became a managing partner with the Bellwether Consulting Group in 1999 and served for a year as Vice President of Merchandising at EthnicGrocer.com, a B to C ethnic foods internet retailer.
joined the supplier side of food retailing as Director of Chicagoland Sales for Edy's Grand Ice Cream
before returning to Jewel Osco
She earned her bachelor's degree in environmental geography, a Master's in Education from Northern Illinois University and an MBA from Benedictine University.